Wonderful Wednesday

We started our morning with a story called Happy Easter Clifford. Ask your preschooler what their favorite part of the story was.

During centers we:

-built Easter baskets with paper then added egg sponge paints
-built egg towers using eggs and Play-doh
-sorted jelly beans using our fine motor scoops
-had egg races using ramps, empty eggs and eggs filled with marbles. This was a fan favorite!

During Jesus time we read the story of Jesus crucifixon feom our Story Bible. As I read, I could see that the preschoolers were very involved in the story. The emotions in their face showed me this.
We then reviewed the story using an activity called Mad, Bad, Sad, Glad. Ask your preschooler if they can remember the Mad, Bad, Sad or Glad part of the story.

Just a reminder, we have no school Friday, April 14th and Monday, April 17. School will resume Tuesday, April 18th.

See you tomorrow!

Miss O’Toole

Tip-Top Tuesday

We continued our Easter theme. We started by reading ‘The Easter Story”. This story was well illustrated and explained the story of Easter to the preschoolers. Ask your preschooler their favorite part of the story.

During centers we:

-“Marble” painted Easter eggs using plastic Easter eggs
-stacked egg towers and tried to count how many
-used cards with egg patterns and the preschoolers had to match plastic eggs to the cards

During chapel we heard the story of when Jesus was taken to the tomb.

See many of you tomorrow!

MissO’Toole

Marvelous Monday

This week we will be learning about Easter. We will be having fun with bunnies and eggs but will also learn the real reason behind Easter.

During centers:

-we made stained stained glass crosses to decorate windows
-used magnetic letters to spell our names and friends names
-built crosses using playdoh and popsicle sticks.

During Jesus time we talked about when Jesus died on the cross. We put s black crepe paper strip on our class cross. After putting it on the cross I gave one to each preschooler. Ask them why they got a black streamer.

We will continue our Easter theme tomorrow.

See you then.

Miss O’Toole

Terrific Thursday

we continued our discussion about spring this morning. We have been reading stories about planting gardens, and all of the different kinds of things you can plant. This led us to discuss the different parts of a plant.

As we got into centers the preschoolers went to the easel to paint. Many of them wanted to paint flowers, and as they painted, we talked about making sure to add each part.

Other centers were:
Cutting zig zags and using the pieces to build the letter z.
Using our play-doh mats and play doh to make z and other letters.

During Jesus time one of Jesus disciples came to visit. He told us about the night of The Last Supper. Ask your preschooler if they can tell you some parts of the story.

See some of you tomorrow!

Miss O’Toole

Marvelous Monday

This week we are learning about Sprinf.
We used our Scholastic magazine to help identify some signs of spring, sounds we we hear, things we see and things we can do.

We created our own sign of spring by making flower prints using the bottoms of water and soda bottles. We painted stems and added buttons to finish our flower creations.

During centers we used playdough to make flower prints using cookie cutters and rollers.
We also did some “parts of a flower puzzle”. We put flower puzzles together while learning about the different parts.
The sensory tub was filled with potting soil, pots, shovels and fake flowers. The preschoolers loved making their own gardens and planting their flowers.

During Jesus time we began learning a new song for chapel. As the week goes along we will continue to learn this song!

See many of you tomorrow!

Miss O’Toole

Terrific Thursday

Today was all about fossils! We learned how fossils were made. Ask your preschooler if they remember. We also found that many animals and plants can become fossilized.

We created our own fossils today by making salt dough. The preschoolers measured all of the ingredients, mixed and kneaded the dough. After letting the dough cool in the refrigerator, we rolled it out and made our dinosaur or bone imprints.

The preschoolers loved their fossils and were excited to show them to you today!

During Jesus time we did an action poem to review our story of the week. As I spoke a poem, they copied my motions. This was a fun and hands-on way to review our story.

See some of you tomorrow!

Miss O’Toole

Wonderful Wednesday

We started our day with a book called Dinosaur babies. We learned that dinosaurs hatch from eggs. Ask your preschooler if they can remember anything else about Dino babies.

During centers..

-we colored a dinosaur baby and then cut out an egg pattern. We glued them to paper and made them look like the baby was hatching.
-colored the letter y and cut out pictures that start with y
-measured the size of a T. rex foot using unifix cubes and other objects from around the classroom
-dug in the sensory tub in search of dinosaur bones

During Jesus time we reviewed the story of Palm Sunday. We talked about how many people saw Jesus as a King. Zippy came to visit wearing a crown and talked about how he wanted to be a king. In the end he asked to put his crown on our classroom cross because he knew Jesus was the real king.

During movement and music time we used our Smartboard to listen to a song called Dino-Stomp. Ask your preschooler if they remember how the dance goes.

See many of you tomorrow.

Miss O’Toole

Tip-Top Tuesday

This week we are learning about dinosaurs. The preschoolers love this topic and are so interested.

Today we learned about Paleontologists. We learned that they use special tools to search for dinosaur bones. We pretended to be Paleontologists when we played in our sensory tub, we used paintbrushes and shovels to search for our own Dino bones.

Our project of the day was to use Dino bones (q-tips) to make our own dinosaurs. The preschoolers had fun creating their dinosaurs and naming them too!

During chapel today we learned about when Jesus was put on the cross. We talked about how Jesus suffered so that we could be forgiven and have eternal life. Ask your preschooler if they remember anything from the story.

See many of you tomorrow!

Don’t forget to check out our class instagram @wol_otooleps34.

Miss O’Toole

Wonderful Wednesday

We started our day by reading “Jack and the Beanstalk”. This story was one that the preschoolers loved listening to.
They finished lines of the story and made great predictions about what would happen next. We have also been working on retellinf our story using words like 1st, 2nd, next etc.

We were creative during center time and made our own Beanstalks. The preschoolers
Used yarn, shredded paper, tissue paper and beans to create their stalks.

Other centers were-

-Coloring, cutting and pasting on the letter x
-sensory tub with beans
-counting beans into muffin tins

We read from our Story Bible about Jesus healing the 10 lepers. We continue to see why it is important to thank God for all he does.

Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram @wol_otooleps34 to see the fun things we are doing in our classroom.

We will have no school next week, March 20-24 for spring break. School will resume March 27.

Don’t forget to re-enroll your preschooler for next school year. You can enroll by clicking http://wordoflifeschool.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/EnrollmentForm1718.pdf .

See you tomorrow!

Miss O’Toole

Tip-Top Tuesday

We continued our Fairy Tale theme today by reading The Three Little Pigs. As we read I used hand puppets to help tell the story.

When we were finished we talked about position words like 1st, 2nd and 3rd. This helped us tell the story in the correct order.

Some of our other centers were:

-3 Little Pigs sensory tub with sticks, bricks and Hay
-Letter X dobber center
– 3 Little Pigs coloring sheet

We had chapel today. Pastor Larson helped us fill our carton full of Resurection eggs. Each egg is filled with something to remind us of our Bible Story. Ask your preschooler what has been in the eggs so far.

Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram @wol_otooleps34 to see the fun things we are doing in our classroom.

We will have no school next week, March 20-24 for spring break. School will resume March 27.

Don’t forget to re-enroll your preschooler for next school year. You can enroll by clicking http://wordoflifeschool.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/EnrollmentForm1718.pdf .

See you tomorrow!

Miss O’Toole